|EA's Online Passes now free on Xbox Live, includes Bad Company 2, Medal of Honor|
|Posted: 30.05.2013 15:32 by Simon Priest||Comments: 4|
Now that EA has abolished their Online Pass system the back catalogue for activating second-hand copies for multiplayer via Xbox Live have all dropped their costs. The one-time codes no longer terrorise gamers.
That means online components and 'exclusive' VIP content can be enjoyed by all, once again. Price drops include The Stone Prisoner for Dragon Age: Origins which was a mugging of 1200 MSP.
Others include Bad Company 2 (800 MSP), Bullestorm (800 MSP), Dragon Age 2: The Black Emporium (800 MSP) and Mass Effect 2: Cerberus Network (1200 MSP).
It's unclear how many more maybe added to the list of now free Online Pass and VIP codes on Xbox Live, and it should be noted that those on PlayStation Network have yet to drop their pricing.
made the discoveries, which also include:
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Online Pass (was 800msp)
Medal of Honor Online Pass (was 800msp)
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ ONLINE PASS (was 800msp)
Skate 3: Skate Share Pack (was 800msp)
EA's Online Pass system was considered controversial when it was rolled out with the publisher justifying it as letting them gain additional revenue from the second-hand market, which only retailers were profiting from. Now that Microsoft is introducing methods to support the second-hand trade with publishers included, EA is dumping the system.